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  • June Puga - Staffing Agency in Vancouver, British Columbia
    June Puga

    Recruitment Specialist

    In January 2021, June Puga joined the Express Vancouver team as our Recruitment Specialist. He is a dedicated and spirited individual who possesses an eye-on-the-prize mentality when it comes to his work. June is always excited to learn new things and chasing adventures. So far, June finds being able to match a candidate with an organization where a win-win relationship is established the most fulfilling aspect of his job. We are happy to have this kind of positive energy in our office and are delighted to have June on our team.

    Originally from the Philippines, June relocated to Prince George, BC, to pursue a Post Diploma in their Human Resources Management program. Once he completed the program, he decided to explore more of Canada. This led to June starting his staffing career in Vancouver, where he is putting his previous HR Generalist and Psychometrist experience to good use.

    June spends his free time watching action-thriller, cerebral, and witty movies and TV series. He also finds walking a great form of exercise and an efficient way to discover new places around Vancouver.

    "Stay driven yet grounded."

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    Josephine Talbot - Recruiting Services in Vancouver, BC
    Josephine Talbot

    Recruitment Specialist

    Josephine became a Recruiting Specialist for Express Vancouver in February 2021. As a person, Josephine is friendly, kind, pleasant, and calm. As an employee, she is all those things as well as reliable, loyal, helpful, organized, and success-driven. Josephine brings valuable experience to Express, having spent nine years working as a Content Partnerships Manager for a TV advertising company in London, UK, three years as an International Travel Consultant and Assistant Manager at Flight Centre here in Vancouver.

    "As someone who experienced the loss of employment due to the effects of the pandemic, I find it very rewarding helping job seekers find new meaningful work and solving our clients' staffing needs by finding talented workers. "

    Josephine is originally from Southampton, UK. After spending ten years living and working in London, she moved to Canada for a change of scenery. When she came here, she only planned to stay for two years but fell in love with the Vancouver lifestyle and proudly became a permanent resident in 2019!

    When Josephine isn't working hard to help our job seekers navigate their journey to gain employment, she enjoys skiing, cycling, and traveling to new places worldwide.

    "You Are Never Too Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream." - C.S. Lewis

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    Taylor Grehan, Vancouver, BC Candidate Recruiting Specialist
    Taylor Grehan

    Recruitment Specialist

    In June 2021, Taylor joined the Express Vancouver team as a Recruitment Specialist. She has loved working with companies across the Vancouver area to find them quality employees. .

    Taylor is a reliable and dedicated employee who strives to make every client experience a good one. She loves making a positive impact on someone's life by finding them the perfect job to fit their needs.

    Prior to working with Express, she worked in various receptionist positions and in other office administration work. She is a native of Vancouver and loves being able to meet her goals, especially at work. She always works hard to get to know job seekers so that she can match them with their dream job.

    In her free time, Taylor enjoys the outdoors and staying active. Her family and friends say that she is positive, sincere, and someone they can talk to. She is also a dual citizen, as she has Irish citizenship.

    "If you have to do something, just do it."

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    Nastasija Tepsic, Recruiting Firms in Vancouver, BC
    Nastasija Tepsic

    Recruiting Specialist

    In January 2022, we welcomed Nastasija Tepsic to the Express Vancouver team as a Recruitment Specialist. She is a friendly, positive, and compassionate individual who truly cares about other people and their feelings. When asked what her favorite part of working for Express is, she said: "I think the most rewarding part is seeing people happy and proud of themselves when they get the job they really wanted and worked hard for. We change our client's and our employees' lives, and I think that's amazing." She brings recruiting and interviewing experience to her current position through her time as an assistant store manager for TJX Canada. Additionally, she worked as a coordinator at Marshalls for a few years.

    Originally from Serbia, Nastasija and her family moved to Canada in December 2006 when she was thirteen years old. For the first six months, they lived in Winnipeg, but due to the cold weather, decided to move to Vancouver. She has lived in the same city ever since then and she loves it! Nastasija loves reading, watching TV shows, and taking long walks by the water in her free time. She also really enjoys painting, traveling, and dancing. An interesting fact about Nastasija is that she was a member of a Serbian folklore dance group for more than 7 years, performing in many cities all over North America and Europe.

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    Shantal Charalambous, Recruiting Companies in Vancouver, BC
    Shantal Charalambous

    Recruitment Specialist

    In February 2022, Express Vancouver welcomed Shantal to our Recruitment team. Prior to joining the team, Shantel worked as a movie theatre manager for four years, obtained a bachelor's degree in Psychology, and is currently getting her Human Resources Management certificate. 

    "I love speaking with people, getting to know them, and understanding what makes them tick. The most rewarding part is matching them up with an exciting, new career opportunity that suits them perfectly."

    Dependable, supportive, outgoing, and adventurous, Shantal has been an exceptional addition to the team, and her drive and determination to succeed. Her best skillsets are interpersonal/soft skills such as emotional intelligence, empathy, and genuinely caring about others.

    "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination" - Jimmy Dean

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    Catriona Wright

    Recruitment Specialist

    In May 2022, Catriona joined Vancouver's Express Employment Professionals office as one of our Recruitment Specialists. Catriona has over five years of experience as a sales assistant in various retail stores, and her most recent work was as a claims handler for an insurance company for more than three years. Catriona also possesses her degree in business management. 

    "The upbeat and positive work environment is most definitely my favourite aspect of the job. However, I believe the most rewarding aspect of the job will be placing associates and finding the best people their perfect job."

    Catriona moved to Vancouver with her boyfriend in early 2022 after COVID restrictions eased up. Having never been to Canada prior, Catriona loves it so far and looks forward to getting more settled. Catriona is passionate about all things fashion-related and loves to put outfits together. She also loves taking long walks and is a huge dog lover. 

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    Natalie Bingham

    Recruitment Specialist for Accounting & Finance

    In May 2022, Express Vancouver's Specialized Recruiting Group welcomed Natalie to the team as our Accounting and Finance Recruiting Specialist. Before Express, Natalie worked in boutique fashion as a bridal consultant and stylist, knowing even then she had a passion for finding people something they absolutely love. 

    "The most rewarding part of working at Express is finding people a role where they can truly thrive and use their talents to be invaluable members of a team! The confidence people grow from helping them harness their true potential is a joy to be a part of. "

    Natalie was born and raised in North Vancouver and is lucky to have her parents, sister, and dog, Lucky, with her. She loves to cook, read, hike, travel, and spend time with her friends when she's not hard at work. Natalie would love to read an entire book each day if time permitted. 

    "Stop doubting yourself, work hard, and make it happen."

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    John McDonagh

    Recruitment Specialist

    In April 2022, the Vancouver Express Employment team welcomed John to the team as one of our Recruiting Specialists. His work before Express was heavily associated with academia. For example, he was a research assistant in the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research and a teaching assistant for a high school while living in Ireland. 

    "Getting to work with great people throughout the day is the most rewarding part of working with Express. We luckily have a young, energetic, and motivated team, which makes the day a whole lot more enjoyable."

    John is originally from Ireland, having only recently relocated from Limerick to travel with his friends and get the full Canadian experience. John is an avid sports fan, mainly football, or as they say in North America-soccer! John also enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending his downtime with his closest friends. 

    We are happy to have John on our team as a laid-back but social individual. He has proven to be self-motivated and team-oriented during his time here, and his research skills are one of his best skillsets. 

    "Come forth, Lazarus! And he came fifth and lost the job." - James Joyce, 1922

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    Julia Edmiston, Jobs in Vancouver Downtown, BC
    Julia Edmiston

    Video Editor

    Working for Express has been a positive experience where I am always given opportunity to explore my craft and expand my knowledge beyond just my general skill set. 

    "Working for Express has been a positive experience where I am always given the opportunity to explore my craft and expand my knowledge beyond my general skill set."

    Julie was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She loves listening to music of any genre and loves discovering new artists in her free time. Julie also enjoys attending concerts and traveling to new places whenever she can. 

    Creative, friendly, and adventurous, Julie is big on collaborating to create a positive experience amongst our team. In addition, she is driven by learning new things to better herself professionally and personally, making her a great employee and team member. 

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